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The Beauty of May

It is such a pleasure to be back to painting, after a month off! Battling a chest cold and low energy, was no fun. I did try to make it a daily practice to draw though, at least a little something to keep the art juices flowing. And I watched videos for an online class.…

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wearing wild flowers in our hair

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ~ Susan Polis Schutz   This quote seems to match the paintings I’ve been doing lately…lots and lots of flowers in their hair. Katelyn – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand gessobord (SOLD, thank you!) If this composition looks familiar, it’s…

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Paintings for April

Spring is here, and I’ve been busy with online classes, as well as finding time to organize my art space, and finishing up some paintings I started last month. Here are three new small portraits just added to my shop. Joan – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand gessobord (SOLD, thank you!)  …

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For the love of drawing

I have been inspired by so many artists lately, from masters of the past, to contemporary teachers, who skillfully use ink and graphite to create wonderful drawings! In January, I was able to see an exhibit of drawings of the German artists from the 16th century, like Albrecht Durer, who used simple line to say…

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The Faces of January

I can say that these three portraits took me two years to paint…I actually started them at the end of 2015, and finished them last week, in 2016. I am enjoying this darker palette, and I love repurposing canvases. This portrait of Lola, was painted over a city scene, and you can see the remnants of the…

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The last paintings of 2015

Even as I sit to type this, I can’t believe how quickly 2015 has flown by! It was a VERY busy year, and art wise, a successful one. Every hour I spent drawing or painting, was precious to me. I learned so much from my online classes, and loved experimenting with different styles, and different materials.…

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More on the horizon

Last year at this time, I started my newest painting and mixed media series, New Horizons. They are more abstract in nature, and a fun departure from my usual representational art. I am back at it again, playing with paint and collage and texture and script. Here are my newest additions to my series. La Volaille…